West Brunswick senior Dustin Ruppart won the 200-yard freestyle Saturday, Feb. 6, in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association Class 3A Eastern Regional swimming championships at the Triangle Aquatic Center.
The event was a qualifier for the state meet, set to for this week. The top eight times in the regional qualify for state.
Ruppart won the race in 1 minute, 48.45 seconds. His winning margin was 1.03 seconds.
Ruppart was fourth in the 500 freestyle (5:00.95). The top time was 4:47.99 by West Carteret junior Patrick Edge.